Displaying articles for: July 2011

On the Road to Babadag: Travels in the Other Europe

A magical ramble through the borderlands of East and West.

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Don't Kill the Birthday Girl

Growing up allergic to almost everything, the world becomes a dangerous place.

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Andy Warhol’s New York City

A guide in "four walks" that take the reader on a tour of Manhattan fit for a superstar.

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Turn Right at Machu Picchu

A modern exploration of the mysterious Incan city, and the history of its rediscovery.

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July 24: On this day in 1725 John Newton, the slave trader-preacher who wrote the hymn "Amazing Grace," was born.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.

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Paradise and Elsewhere

Canadian short story marvel Kathy Page emerges as the Alice Munro of the supernatural from these heartfelt tales of shapeshifting swimmers, mild-mannered cannibals, and personality-shifting viruses transmitted through kisses.

Pastoral

When a persuasive pastor arrives in a sleepy farm town, his sage influence has otherworldly results (talking sheep, a mayor who walks on water). But can he pull off the miracle of finding kindly local Liz Denny the love of her life?  Small wonder looms large in this charmer from Andre Alexis.

The Hundred-Year House

When a poetry scholar goes digging through the decrepit estate of his wife's family to uncover a bygone arts colony's strange mysteries, he awakens a tenacious monster: his mother-in-law. A wickedly funny take on aging aristocracies from author Rebecca Makkai (The Borrower).